Tiny Scottish island powers itself with community-owned off-grid energy system

When you think of the future of electricity in the world, the last thing that might come to your mind is a small island off the coast of Scotland. But the 12-square-mile Scottish island of Eigg has become a shining example of how communities around the world that aren’t connected to larger grids can do it themselves with clean energy. As the BBC reports, Eigg made the revolutionary move in 2008 to shed its noisy diesel-generated power in favor of an off-grid electric system that uses only wind,…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/tiny-scottish-island-powers-itself-with-community-owned-off-grid-energy-system
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